Jimmy Jenkins

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Senior Field Correspondent - East Valley

Jimmy Jenkins is a senior field correspondent at KJZZ and a reporter for NPR’s National Criminal Justice Desk. His work has been featured on All Things Considered, Marketplace, Here and Now, The Takeaway and NPR Newscasts.

Originally from Terre Haute, Indiana, Jenkins has a B.S. in criminology from Indiana State University and a master’s degree in journalism from Indiana University.

Law enforcement runs in Jenkins’ family, and much of his reporting has focused on the criminal justice system. Jenkins has reported on Tasers, body cameras, use of force, jail privatization, prison health care and the criminal contempt trial of former Maricopa County Sheriff Joe Arpaio.

Title Author(s) Publication Date
Adult Protective Services Receives Grant To Improve Training Jimmy Jenkins Sept. 12, 2019
Phoenix Launches 'I Count 2020' Ahead Of Census Jimmy Jenkins, Steve Goldstein Sept. 11, 2019
Ducey Selects Temporary Director For Corrections Dept. Jimmy Jenkins Sept. 11, 2019
State Trooper Arrested On Charges Of Sexual Assault Jimmy Jenkins Sept. 10, 2019
Interim Manager: Conditions Improving In Johnson Utilities Service Area Jimmy Jenkins Sept. 10, 2019
Inmates Call For Federal Takeover Of Arizona Prison Health Care System Jimmy Jenkins Sept. 6, 2019
Inmate Newsletter Gives Unfiltered View Of Prison Life Jimmy Jenkins Sept. 5, 2019
Glendale Officer Resigns After Use-Of-Force Incident Jimmy Jenkins Sept. 5, 2019
Joe Arpaio Running For Maricopa County Sheriff Jimmy Jenkins, Sky Schaudt
Associated Press
Aug. 25, 2019
Woman Injured In Arizona Prison Wins Battle With Bill Collectors After Sharing Her Story Jimmy Jenkins Aug. 23, 2019
DOJ Action Prompts AZ To Renew Pursuit Of Death Penalty Drugs Jimmy Jenkins Aug. 23, 2019
Barrow Institute Study Finds Growing Fear Of Concussion Among Teens, Parents Jimmy Jenkins, Mark Brodie Aug. 22, 2019
Arizona Department Of Corrections Director Charles Ryan Announces Retirement Jimmy Jenkins, Lauren Gilger Aug. 9, 2019
MCSO Screening Inmates, Providing Vaccines For Hep A Jimmy Jenkins Aug. 8, 2019
Federal Money Allocated To Combat Opioid Crisis In AZ Rural Areas Jimmy Jenkins Aug. 8, 2019
Meetings To Address Earned Release Credits For Inmates Jimmy Jenkins, Steve Goldstein Aug. 6, 2019
'Inkcarcerated:' Show Features Artists From Arizona State Prison Jimmy Jenkins Aug. 2, 2019
Sen. Elizabeth Warren Pitches Campaign Platform To Supporters In Tempe Jimmy Jenkins Aug. 2, 2019
Concerns About AZ Prison System Raised At Town Hall Jimmy Jenkins Aug. 1, 2019
Man Can't Walk After Leg Goes Untreated In AZ Prison Jimmy Jenkins July 29, 2019
Museum Fire: Flagstaff Makes Progress, Braces For Floods Jimmy Jenkins, Lauren Gilger July 25, 2019
Rain Brings Fire Relief, Flood Concerns To Flagstaff Laurel Morales, Jimmy Jenkins July 24, 2019
ADC Publishes, Rescinds New Policy On Prison Tours Jimmy Jenkins July 23, 2019
Corp Comm Approves Capital Improvement Plan For Johnson Utilities Jimmy Jenkins July 19, 2019
Formerly Incarcerated Say Release Bill Had Unintended Consequences Jimmy Jenkins July 12, 2019